Rare 1826 Auction Catalogue of a Fine Law Library in Derby, England [Auction Catalogue]. A Catalogue of the Very Extensive and Valuable Law Library of Mr. Edwards, Solicitor, Derby, To be Sold at Auction, On the Premises, Friar-Gate, Derby, On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, And Monday, The 21st, 22nd, 23rd, And 25th Days of September, 1826. The Library Contains a Selection of the Best Works in Every Department of Literature, Particularly in English History. Among the Law Books Will be Found a Complete Series of Reports, And the Best Practical Works. The Books are in teh Finest Condition, And the Greatest Part are in London Bindings. Catalogues May be Had of Stevens and Son, Law Booksellers, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London; The King's Head Inn, Derby; The Journal and Review Offices, Nottingham; And Crown Inn, Leicester. Derby: Printed by Drewry and Son, . 40 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges. Vertical crease through center, folds to a corners of a few leaves, light toning, faint stains to cover and verso of final leaf. A rare item. $1,250. * A catalogue of an extensive private library owned by a solicitor who lived in a city that played a leading role in the Industrial Revolution. It lists 1189 lots with titles ranging in date from 1576 to 1825. OCLC locates 2 copies (British Library, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Library Hub adds 1 other copy (Bodleian Library).
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